Subjective socioeconomic status (SES) has previously been shown to be correlated with a large number of health measures. In this study, the subjective SES measure is modified and translated to measure childhood SES. The subjective SES scale is examined in a participant's hometown, community, and nation. Both an immigrant Hispanic and a Caucasian sample were studied (31 Hispanic males; 42 Hispanic females; 38 Caucasian males, 40 Caucasians females). Childhood SES was the most significant predictor of self-reported health in both sample groups.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Psychology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bowden, Mathew Glen, "An Analysis of the Subjective Socioeconomic Scale among Hispanic Immigrants and Caucasians" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 1302.
subjective SES, socioeconomic, social class, childhood, Hispanic immigrants, Caucasian, immigration, self-reported health, body mass, bmi, subjective socioeconomic status, SES scale